St James' Church, Aston

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St James' Church, Aston
52°30′14.7″N 1°53′30.5″W / 52.504083°N 1.891806°W / 52.504083; -1.891806Coordinates: 52°30′14.7″N 1°53′30.5″W / 52.504083°N 1.891806°W / 52.504083; -1.891806
Location Aston, Birmingham
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Website www.astonnechellscofe.org.uk
History
Dedication St James
Architecture
Architect(s) G Winteringham
Completed 1981 (1981)
Administration
Diocese Anglican Diocese of Birmingham

St James' Church is a parish church in the Church of England in Aston, Birmingham, England.[1]

History[edit]

The church formed as a mission church from Church of SS Peter & Paul, Aston in 1891[2] and a new building was erected in 1906[3] to the designs of the architect J.A. Chatwin.

It was consecrated by Charles Gore, Bishop of Birmingham, on Saturday 2 November 1906.[4]

The Chatwin church was demolished and a new church built in 1981 to the designs of the architect G Winteringham. This building was damaged in a fire in 2001 but was restored and reopened.

Organ[edit]

The Chatwin church of 1906 was equipped with a three manual pipe organ by Conacher of Sheffeld. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.[5] but is no longer present.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Buildings of England. Warwickshire. Nikolaus Pevsner. Penguin Books. ISBN 0140710310 p.148
  2. ^ Worcester Diocesan Church Calendar. 1892. p.219
  3. ^ Birmingham Diocesan Calendar. 1907. p.191.
  4. ^ "News". Lichfield Mercury. Lichfield. 9 November 1906.
  5. ^ "NPOR N07333". National Pipe Organ Register. British Institute of Organ Studies. Retrieved 25 February 2015.